Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple in Kavi Kamboi Gujarat-Disappearing Temple of Shiva

Stambheshwar Mahadev temple is India’s one of the most unusual and awesome temple located in Kavi Kamboi village of Gujarat state.  Stambheshwar mahadev temple is also called ‘the Disappearing Temple’. Stambheshwar temple is lord Shiva’s temple.

Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple near Vadodara
Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple near Vadodara

The Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is situated about 40 miles from Vadodara in the small town of Kavi Kamboi of Gujarat. The temple is located along the Bay of Khambat in the Arabian Sea. The most interesting fact about this temple is that it can be visited only during the low tide hours. In the hours of high tides, the temple is mostly submerged. Thousands flock to this place frequently to watch the mesmerizing view of submerging or reemerging of the temple from the sea.

Legends say that this Temple was built by Kartikeya, called Murugan in Tamil, after he killed Tarakasura. This Lord Shiva temple was found around 150 years ago. It is still a very unusual must visit religious sites of India. What is so unique about the temple is, that the temple gets totally submerged into the Sea during the high tide hours and as the tide starts to get low it again starts emerging out of the sea inch by inch, unveiling the 4 feet high Shiva lingam.

Kavi Kamboi Temple Photo
Kavi Kamboi Temple Photo

Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple in Kavi Kamboi Trip :

It is ideal to plan a trip for at least whole day and night, so that you can see and enter the temple in the early morning low tide hours and can also meditate in the quiet, peaceful surrounding of the temple. you can stroll in and around the temple and enjoy the feel of being near the nature and the sound of the sea breaking yet never disturbing the quietness of the breath-taking holiness of the temple.

Then one can have lunch either from the one of the many restaurants near the parking area which is about half a km. walk from the temple or free lunch is also made available to the devotees at the ashram across the temple. After having lunch one can return to watch the spectacular moment of the temple getting submerged. One must watch the temple and the Shiva Lingam in its complete glory against the shimmer and darkness of the sea and when the quietness of night engulfs it.

How to Reach Stambheshwar Mahadev in Kavi Kamboi? :

Stambheshwar mahadev temple is situated in Jambusar taluka of Vadodara district in Gujarat. Kavi Kamboi village is 52 Km from Vadodara. If you are going by train then Vadodara railway junction is the nearest.

Vadodara bus stop is the nearest bus stand or you can also get local buses up to Kavi Kamboi village. If you are choosing flight then Vadodara is the nearest airport. From Vadodara you can hire taxi to reach Kavi Kamboi.

Another unique feature of Lord Shiva temple is the union of the Mahi Sagar and the Sabarmati River. The scenic beauty of the place along with its religious fame pulls a lot of visitors to the place.

There are many visiting places near Kavi Kamboi village. Vadodara is having many fun parks, historical place and many more to visit.

If you are visiting Vadodara, you must visit Stambheshwar mahadev temple in Kavi Kamboi village.

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